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Oud Beersel Kriek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RunawayJim on 10-07-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

WynnO, Friday at 01:38 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

SweetChicken, Sep 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

ambiguousfigures, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Highbury09, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Decent cherry flavor but way too sweet for me.

GJ40, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

DerekMorgan, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

SuperHop18, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bobv, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

alelover, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

kingjohnh, Jul 05, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375ml caged and corked bottle, sort of the little brother to the Oude Kriek Vieille, I gather.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, fairly creamy, and mildly bubbly pale pink head, which leaves some thick swaths of low-lying fog lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of semi-sweet and tart cherry juice, earthy yeast, gritty pale malt, a touch of sugary caramel, faint funky notes, and softly leafy, weedy, and grassy hops. The taste is more candied cherry, with a decent enough tartness offset, pale and wheaty malt, a tame red vinegar sourness, ethereal Belgian yeast, and sort of musty, earthy, and wet grassy hops.

The bubbles are nice and zippy in their tight frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, with a thinning from all the fruitiness apparent almost from the get-go. It finishes on the sweet side, the cherries seeing this one through, alongside a growing musky, somewhat funky astringency.

Definitely on the sweeter side of Belgian Krieks, but not quite approaching the Lindemans horizon. Enough tart and musty yeast character presides, allowing for a more or less enjoyable and drinkable sour cherry beer, even if the shelf price of this offering does not exactly scream out 'buy me again and again'.

biboergosum, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Beervana, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Keith_R, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Krakpoff, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

johnnnniee, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

heerboth, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

TheLevi4000, Sep 29, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought this one without realizing it wasn't the oude version. Oh well.

A: Pours a deep purplish-red with a nice light purple head.

S: Moderately sweet cherry flesh in the nose. Not much acidity. A hint of wheat and vinous oak tannins.

T: Taste brings pleasant cherry sweetness interrupted briefly by a very mild note of tartness. Some vanilla and a bit of oak are detected as well, and a bit of subtle muskiness.

M: Light-bodied with full, creamy carbonation.

O: Not disgustingly sweet, but pretty disappointing with the lack of acidity. Next time I'll make sure I'm getting Vieille.

Etan, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ber12, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

tom10101, Jul 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

BeerHunter76, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Texasfan549, Jul 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

kjkinsey, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

pathman, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

prdstmnky, Jun 27, 2013
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Oud Beersel Kriek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.